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My name is Anne-Marie and I hail from Bolton, Lancashire. This is my first foray into blogging. I hope to record what inspires me and anything that makes it past the drawing board!. I recently retired and so have lots more time to play.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Monday, 14 December 2015

9 days to go -yipeee

Colin has found the rocking horse that grandma has in her window. He has been rocking on it and it is now on the coffee table. I think he thinks he is woody 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Better get on writing my cards

I'm sending a card to Santa to tell him how good you are being. Well done Millie!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Day two - What has Colin been up to?

Colin has been busy . This is magic to show us that he
 would like us to put up the tree I think!

That lady in the bauble looks familiar . 
Where is Colin?
You had better ask Grandad to look for him tonight. 

Colin has already made himself at home!

Colin is looking out of the window. We haven't got our tree up yet but some of our neighbours homes have. We did get a card from Millie. Her tree is fabulous! Colin hasn't moved since we brought him home. The parcel he was bringing on his sleigh has found it's way to Millie x

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Look what we found in the woods today!

                                  Grandad off his walk 

Who is in the tree?

Grandad was surprised to find an elf 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The story is in the making

The magic is beginning !
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Christmas Crafting !

Would like to have started earlier as I had several ideas. Hoping to decorate the main tree in the foyer at work in the shabby chic style. I plan to have lots of beads, bling and vintage items.
I purchased some paper cache bird houses and have made some fabric hearts from my stash.
These have been more fiddle and time consuming than I thought but I have made a start .

Hopefully my toothache will do one and the root canal work will render me bright eyed and bushy tailed ! Not my best week.

Have to finalise plans for the elf on the shelf tomorrow  so should be kept busy.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

What's on my needles?

Not much happening on the craft front at the moment . New babies to knit for but so time poor. Too much time spent on Pinterest! Have started a board for Christmas and one for knitting projects. I have a blanket on my needles and hope that something that doesn't take too much thought will get finished.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Weird moi?

Have I got news for you featured a piece about the new labour leader ... apparently weird because he takes pics of manhole covers? So do !


Monday, 19 October 2015

Thinking Christmas lots to do !

Time to think about presents that need to be bought and the Christmas Fayre at work. Hoping to make  some shabby chic decorations as part of the theme for the four at work. We try to ring the changes each year.


Sunday, 18 October 2015


Sunday for most of us is an opportunity to spend time with family. I always think  about what everyone is doing on a Sunday as we are all scattered about the place and have precious little time together. Feeling very sorry for myself today must break open a Toblerone.
All of us together for Mr Forever's 60th 

Our Grandaughter

Saturday, 17 October 2015

I have returned!

When I created the blog I intended to post regularly. I have to admit that that working full time has meant that that I have had no time for crafting and painting which was what this blog space was meant to show case.
Well I am determined to make time and thought that rather than wait for the New Year I would start now!  

Today is my youngest daughter's Birthday - she's gorgeous!